Police officers arrested a driver arrested a driver and two conductors of a bus plying Garissa-Thika highway after contraband goods were found in a secret compartment of the vehicle.
The bus was intercepted at Ngutani headed to Nairobi from Dadaab by the officers drawn from a multi-agency team.
The officers found that the under-floor of the passenger compartment had been illegally modified and fitted with secret storage bins.
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— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) January 30, 2020
The bins were reportedly stuffed with; 49 cartons of Batook chewing gum, four cartons containing 25 pieces of Tres Orix-Forte appetite stimulant, and five boxes containing 1000 sachets of pain relieving tablets.
286 tins of Red Cow milk powder. 37 tins of Anchor milk powder, and 42 tins of Nura milk powder were also recovered.
Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai, in a press statement, commended the officers saying the suspects were booked at the Ngutani Police Station where they were detained pending arraignment.
He further added that vehicle body fabricators who knowingly modify vehicles to aid in committing offences will also face the law.
We are closing in on more perpetrators and abettors of illicit trade, which has been funding terror activities in our country. With more cooperation with members of the public, we will subdue the enemies of our local businesses and national security. pic.twitter.com/xvuhhXaotm
— Dr. Eng. Karanja Kibicho (@Karanjakibicho) January 30, 2020